A KEIGHLEY social housing landlord has hosted a fact-finding visit by an overseas contingent.

Senior housing officials from the Netherlands met with Incommunities bosses to learn more about the group's work and challenges facing the sector.

During their trip, the visitors – from Stek Wonen, a housing group which owns around 6,000 properties near Amsterdam – also viewed Incommunities' latest affordable homes developments.

And the hosts were given an insight into the social housing sector in the Netherlands.

The initiative was the latest in a series of working exchanges between the two groups, stretching back nearly a decade.

Incommunities group chief executive, Geraldine Howley, said: "We were delighted to again host our colleagues from Stek Wonen and share with them our approach to delivering quality housing, improving people’s lives through initiatives such as our employment schemes and working in partnership with national agencies and the council.

"It was also extremely valuable to hear their experiences of some of the housing challenges in the Netherlands and share ideas."